The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 6 8
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 95 91 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.27% 19.70% 21.34%
As % of the Vendors category 36.54% 44.17% 47.66%
Number of salaries quoted 82 70 96
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,300 £20,300
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
260 206 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 44.52% 44.59% 44.77%
Number of salaries quoted 218 172 198
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +1 20 £33,750 +60.71% 1
Blackburn -12 16 £35,000 +13.82% 4
Preston -15 11 £25,000 -23.07% 3
Chorley -4 10 £42,500 +38.21% 1
Burnley +4 5 £30,000 -27.27% 2
Ormskirk - 4 £28,750 -
Skelmersdale -2 2 £33,750 -20.58% 2
Accrington - 2 £38,750 -
Fleetwood - 1 - -
Lytham St Annes - 1 - -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 90 (53.25%) SQL Server
2 76 (44.97%) Windows
3 72 (42.60%) SQL
4 69 (40.83%) .NET
5 58 (34.32%) MS Excel
6 56 (33.14%) ASP.NET
7 53 (31.36%) C#
8 38 (22.49%) MVC
8 38 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (21.89%) Active Directory
10 33 (19.53%) CSS
11 31 (18.34%) Cisco
11 31 (18.34%) VMware
11 31 (18.34%) Windows Server 2008
12 30 (17.75%) Firewall
12 30 (17.75%) MS Office
12 30 (17.75%) JavaScript
13 29 (17.16%) HTML
14 27 (15.98%) Visual Studio
14 27 (15.98%) MS Exchange
14 27 (15.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 26 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
16 25 (14.79%) Microsoft Certification
17 23 (13.61%) Windows Server 2012
17 23 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
18 22 (13.02%) ASP.NET MVC
18 22 (13.02%) SharePoint
18 22 (13.02%) ITIL
19 21 (12.43%) Windows Server 2003
19 21 (12.43%) SQL Server Integration Services

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (15.98%) MS Exchange
2 22 (13.02%) SharePoint
3 20 (11.83%) IIS
4 11 (6.51%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.96%) Apache
7 4 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (2.37%) Lync
8 2 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.59%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.59%) WordPress
9 1 (0.59%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.59%) Node.js
9 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 58 (34.32%) MS Excel
2 30 (17.75%) MS Office
3 10 (5.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.78%) Line 500
3 3 (1.78%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.59%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.69%) Office 365
2 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.18%) SaaS
3 2 (1.18%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.18%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 30 (17.75%) Firewall
2 17 (10.06%) TCP/IP
3 15 (8.88%) SAN
4 13 (7.69%) DNS
5 11 (6.51%) VPN
6 10 (5.92%) Internet
6 10 (5.92%) Ethernet
7 8 (4.73%) LAN
7 8 (4.73%) NAS
8 7 (4.14%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (3.55%) DHCP
9 6 (3.55%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (2.96%) WAN
11 4 (2.37%) DECT
11 4 (2.37%) VoIP
11 4 (2.37%) MPLS
11 4 (2.37%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (2.37%) Network Security
11 4 (2.37%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.78%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (53.25%) SQL Server
2 27 (15.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (12.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 12 (7.10%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (7.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (5.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 7 (4.14%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (3.55%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (2.37%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.59%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 27 (15.98%) Visual Studio
2 15 (8.88%) NUnit
3 14 (8.28%) Moq
4 13 (7.69%) Rhino Mocks
5 10 (5.92%) MSTest
6 4 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.18%) Selenium
7 2 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.59%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.59%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.59%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.59%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.59%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.59%) FireMonkey
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 16 (9.47%) Manufacturing
2 13 (7.69%) Finance
3 5 (2.96%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.37%) Back Office
4 4 (2.37%) Law
5 2 (1.18%) Retail
5 2 (1.18%) Billing
6 1 (0.59%) Arabic Language
6 1 (0.59%) Avionics
6 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.59%) Advertising
6 1 (0.59%) Games
6 1 (0.59%) Military
Job Titles
1 66 (39.05%) Developer
2 30 (17.75%) .NET Developer
3 20 (11.83%) C# Developer
3 20 (11.83%) Analyst
4 17 (10.06%) Support Engineer
5 14 (8.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (8.28%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (6.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 9 (5.33%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (5.33%) Software Developer
8 7 (4.14%) DBA
8 7 (4.14%) SQL DBA
9 6 (3.55%) Junior Developer
9 6 (3.55%) SQL Server DBA
9 6 (3.55%) Graduate
9 6 (3.55%) Junior
9 6 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (3.55%) Support Manager
9 6 (3.55%) .NET Software Developer
10 5 (2.96%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (40.83%) .NET
2 56 (33.14%) ASP.NET
3 33 (19.53%) CSS
4 29 (17.16%) HTML
5 22 (13.02%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (11.24%) WCF
7 13 (7.69%) .NET Framework
7 13 (7.69%) XML
8 12 (7.10%) HTML5
8 12 (7.10%) jQuery
8 12 (7.10%) AngularJS
9 10 (5.92%) CSS3
10 9 (5.33%) Castle Windsor
10 9 (5.33%) Web Services
11 8 (4.73%) MDX
11 8 (4.73%) Ninject
11 8 (4.73%) Unity DI Container
11 8 (4.73%) Spring.NET
12 7 (4.14%) SOAP
13 5 (2.96%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.61%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.73%) Life Science
2 8 (4.73%) Inversion of Control
3 6 (3.55%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.55%) Replication
3 6 (3.55%) Clustering
4 5 (2.96%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.96%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.37%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.37%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.37%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.37%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.37%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.37%) Tandem
5 4 (2.37%) Statistics
5 4 (2.37%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.18%) iPhone
6 2 (1.18%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 76 (44.97%) Windows
2 31 (18.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (13.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (12.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (9.47%) Windows 7
6 13 (7.69%) Windows XP
7 9 (5.33%) Windows 8
8 7 (4.14%) Solaris
8 7 (4.14%) Windows Vista
9 5 (2.96%) Linux
9 5 (2.96%) UNIX
10 2 (1.18%) Android
10 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.49%) MVC
1 38 (22.49%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (13.02%) ITIL
3 18 (10.65%) TDD
4 16 (9.47%) SDLC
5 15 (8.88%) Scrum
5 15 (8.88%) ERP
6 14 (8.28%) Web Application Development
7 13 (7.69%) Kanban
7 13 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (7.10%) CRM
9 10 (5.92%) Software Engineering
10 8 (4.73%) Dependency Injection
10 8 (4.73%) Web Development
10 8 (4.73%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (4.73%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (4.73%) Kimball Methodology
11 7 (4.14%) Data Protection
11 7 (4.14%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (4.14%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (42.60%) SQL
2 53 (31.36%) C#
3 30 (17.75%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 13 (7.69%) VB
4 13 (7.69%) VB.NET
4 13 (7.69%) VBA
5 8 (4.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 6 (3.55%) C
7 5 (2.96%) VBScript
8 4 (2.37%) PHP
8 4 (2.37%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.37%) VB6
9 3 (1.78%) Java
10 1 (0.59%) C++
10 1 (0.59%) Delphi
10 1 (0.59%) Ada
Qualifications
1 25 (14.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (11.24%) Degree
3 11 (6.51%) MCSE
4 7 (4.14%) CCNA
4 7 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.55%) MCP
6 4 (2.37%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.37%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.37%) MCTS
6 4 (2.37%) MCITP
7 3 (1.78%) MCSA
7 3 (1.78%) ISEB
8 2 (1.18%) CCDP
8 2 (1.18%) CCNP
8 2 (1.18%) HNC
8 2 (1.18%) HND
8 2 (1.18%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.18%) GNVQ
8 2 (1.18%) NVQ Level 3
9 1 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.96%) SLA
2 4 (2.37%) QA
3 2 (1.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (21.89%) Active Directory
2 21 (12.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.51%) vSphere
4 7 (4.14%) VMware ESX
4 7 (4.14%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.37%) XenApp
6 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.59%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (4.73%) SCOM
2 4 (2.37%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.18%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.18%) WSUS
3 2 (1.18%) SCCM
4 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (18.34%) Cisco
1 31 (18.34%) VMware
2 16 (9.47%) HP
3 15 (8.88%) Citrix
4 10 (5.92%) Oracle
5 8 (4.73%) Juniper
6 6 (3.55%) NetApp
6 6 (3.55%) McAfee
7 4 (2.37%) CheckPoint
7 4 (2.37%) Dell
7 4 (2.37%) SonicWALL
8 3 (1.78%) Sage
9 2 (1.18%) Apple
9 2 (1.18%) Sophos
9 2 (1.18%) IBM
9 2 (1.18%) Sun
9 2 (1.18%) Epicor
9 2 (1.18%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.18%) WatchGuard
9 2 (1.18%) MobileIron
Preston
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leigh, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Training
Posted: 10 days ago
Burnley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Chorley
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Skelmersdale
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Depending on Experience + Bens
Posted: 16 days ago
Lancashire
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £30k - 32k per year + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Skelmersdale
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Burnley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago